Armaments : focus on the world's major military powers

Armaments : focus on the  world's major military powers
Table of contents
  1. The USA
  2. Russia
  3. China

The arms race is an integral part of the world's geopolitical stakes.  The most affluent countries have always strengthened their military and military research economically in order to be at the top in terms of international leadership and security.  Taking into account the power index, here is a small summary of the major military powers in the world.


It is not surprising that the United States of America is at the top of the ranking. With a power index of 0.0606, the USA remains and will remain for some years the most powerful nation in the world. Indeed, in recent years, great investments have been made in the field, allowing the USA to have the largest military arsenal in the world.

In 2020 alone, the budget allocated to military defense was 750 billion dollars. This is far above those of other powers. It should also be remembered that Uncle Sam's country is present in almost all armed conflicts, especially those in the Middle East.

The United States has an arsenal of 2,260,000 military personnel, 86,000 reservists, 1,366 rocket projectors, 5,768 helicopters, 2,085 fighter planes, 39,253 armored vehicles, 11 aircraft carriers and 12 helicopter carriers, 66 submarines and finally 36,520,000,000 barrels of oil reserves.


Russia is close behind the USA with a power index of 0.681. With an annual budget of 48 billion dollars. Even if Vladimir Putin's country remains formidable, its primary objective is to counterbalance Western and particularly American military hegemony on the territories it can influence.

In terms of figures, Russia has 3 million soldiers, nearly 900 aircraft and 600 naval aircraft; 1 aircraft carrier and 2 helicopter carriers. Not to mention a nuclear weapon that makes the country one of the greatest military powers in the world.


China has nearly 3 million soldiers, 1,232 combat aircraft, 777 naval platforms, 3 aircraft carriers, 2 assault helicopter carriers, 52 frigates, 50 corvettes and 74 submarines. The country has invested 237 billion dollars in defense for an armed power index of 0.0691.

What makes China's military strength special is its ability to analyze and adapt.

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